Division of Physical Chemistry

Mission statement and major goals of the Division
The EuCheMS Division of Physical Chemistry aims to strengthen the interaction of physical chemists throughout Europe.

Member Society Delegates

News & Current Activities

NEW: Result of election for Division Chair and Vice Chair (Term: 2015-2017):

Division Chair: Eckart Rühl (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Vice Chair: Saltavtore Coluccia (Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italy)

NEW: EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Cnferences

General Assembly of EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Division
Date (room):
Tuesdsday, September 02, 2014 (12:30-14:00, in Ametist Room - Location within WOW Convention Center: B-block, first floor. The room is reserved from 12:00-14:00, food and drinks are planned to be available from 12:00-12:30)
Location: Istanbul (Turkey), WOW Conference Center during EuCheMS Chemistry Congress 2014.

Preliminary Agenda:
1. Report on developments since the last meeting (Karlsruhe 2013)
2. Elections: Division Chair, Vice-Chair, and Steering Committee
3. Definition of Core Activities of the EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Division
4. 1st European Conference Conference on Physical, Theoretical, and Computational Chemistry (September 6-11, 2015, Catania, Italy)
5. Physical Chemistry at the 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress (Sevilla (Spain), September 11-16, 2016)
6. Electrochemistry and the EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Division
7. Joint activities with other EuCheMS Divisions/Working Parties
8. Conferences on Physical Chemistry in Europe
9. Education in Physical Chemistry
10. Miscellaneous

Delegates of EuCheMS Member Societies and guests are welcome to join!


Support of Scientific Conferences

The EuCheMS Division of Physical Chemistry provides support for scientific meetings (conferences/workshops) which are devoted to current topics in Physical Chemistry and related interdisciplinary topics. This requires a formal review procedure, where details can be found in the following document:
Rules for Application


Contacts & Further Information

Picture of Professor  Eckart  Ruehl

Chair, Division of Physical Chemistry
Professor Eckart Ruehl (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Email: Eckart Ruehl

Professor Dusan Velic (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
Email: Dusan Velic

Members of Steering Committee:
Prof. K. Al-Shamery (Oldenburg, Germany)
Prof. T. Bürgi (Geneva, Switzerland)
Prof. S. Coluccia (Torino, Italy)
Prof. G. Grampp (Graz, Austria)
Prof. G. Hutchings (Cardiff, UK)
Prof. W. Kautek (Vienna, Austria)
Prof. E. Rühl (Berlin, Germany)
Prof. D. Velic (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)


Previous Activties

Gas Phase Model Systems for Catalysis – GPMC 2014
April 07-09, 2014
Stadthaus Ulm, Ulm (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bernhardt (University of Ulm)
Further Information: https://www.uni-ulm.de/nawi/gpmc.html


European Symposium on Current Challenges in Supramolecular Artificial Photosynthesis
Date: March 10-13, 2014
Jena (Germany)
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek (University Jena, Germany)


Workshop on "Trends in Chemical Physics in XXI Century"
June 6-7, 2013, University of Vienna, Chemistry Department, Währinger Str. 42, A-1090 Vienna, room 2124. Local organizer: Prof. Dr. W. Kautek
Discussion of outstanding issues in physical chemistry:
(i)    Physics of elementary chemical processes
(ii)   Chemical physics of production and conversion of energy
(iii)  Physical-organic chemistry and chemical physics of new and composite materials
(iv)  Chemical physics for medicine and biology
(v)   Chemical physics of production and usage of hydrocarbon resources
(vi)  Chemical physics - new methods of investigation
(vii) Chemical physics of the atmosphere and hydrosphere


2013 Meeting of EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Division:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe (Germany) 09.05.2013, 13:00 - 15:00, Location: Engesser Str. 15, Room 127 (Building 30.45, 1st floor, "Dekanat Chemie")
Guests are welcome to join!!! 


2013 EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Conference:
Karlsruhe (Germany): 09.-11.05.2013 together with Bunsen-Meeting 2013.
All fields of Physical Chemistry are covered. Speical Topic: "Theory Meets Spectroscopy".
Further Information at:


EuCheMS Conference on Physical Chemistry: FemtoMat 5 Mauterndorf (Austria) 17.-20.02.2013.
Book of Abstracts
Further information at: http://www.esg-nano.ac.at/en/events.html
More information is obtained from Prof. Dr. W. Kautek (Univ. Vienna): wolfgang.kautek(at)univie.ac.at


2012 Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Physical Chemistry Division during the EuCheMS-Conference in Prague: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 11:00-13:00, Location: Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Hlavova 8, Prague 2. Guests are welcome to join!


First EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Divsion event (June 2011) 

Includes information on the First EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Divsion event during the 110th Bunsentagung on 2-4 June 2011 in Berlin (Germany).

110th Bunsentagung
Event Poster